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I am having a hard time figuring out how we got from week long miserable headaches, to muscle building supplements that are controversial. I do have a comment on the headaches: I started having the occasional headache right after my hysterectomy in 2000. Although my doctor said they removed only 1 ovary so I wouldn't need supplemental estrogen (to avoid being thrown into immediate, menopause). Then, when I went to my GP and she drew blood cause I ws having horrible night sweats, headaches, and was down right miserable, she announced "well you definitely are in menopause." She prescribed a gel that you rub on your belly or thighs, twice a day and I walked around feeling quite a bit better. Also, headaches mostly gone. Therefore, I say, that's hormonal. My body attacked my thyroid, reducing the thyroid hormone available to my body to nil and the end result was a goiter, and Thyroid supplements for life. That is also hormonal. about this time, I got hit in the neck and back by a telephone truck. I needed pain relievers just to walk, talk whatever. Then the Headaches really took hold. I had headaches lasting 3-4 days. I was trying to manage with Advil liquid gels, or Advil Migraine, but can only use NSAIDS up to three days before my stomach starts to burn. Then the doc gave me some Acetominophen, caffeine, and mild sedative med that did nothing. Then a friend said "try Fiorcet" which is a mild phenobarbutal concoction. It worked but when it's effects wore off (5-6 hours), back came the headache. By this time, I was desperate. The doc then gave me a nasal spray made up of lidocaine, that you tilt your head back , or lie with head hanging off the edge of the bed. I had a great laugh at that. But, not for long, b/c it worked. The lidocaine, numbed the nerves responsible for the headache. At that time I realised some of the headache problems were due to sinus infection b/c I took a heavy duty antibiotic, and had no more headaches, until I flew on an airplane. It was the most painfull experience I've ever had. The pain in my sinus went on for weeks. Nothing worked.
Then the doc prescribed zomig. I now use zomig (1/2 a pill) and lie down for an hour and presto, headaches gone. If it was a particularly bad one, I take the other half of the pill. That's my story. Zomig works.